This is a shot in Biggs Junction along the Columbia Gorge. Biggs is truly a Junction as it resides at the crossing of HWY 97 and Interstate 84 in North Central Oregon. As you might expect for a place that has a name like a train station, only the necessities are present...food, gas, and a bit of shelter for weary travelers.
This scene plays itself out across the west in many places; trucks passing by generic motel signs that have been in place almost as long as the roads have. But there are times when you just need the necessities, and for those times, especially along stretches of Interstate with few other options, places like Biggs are a welcome sight.